Cardinal stand alone for commit Alex Carter

Since committing to Stanford last April, Briar Woods (Ashburn, Va.), two-way star Alex Carter has done nothing but impress. Carter had one of the highest SPARQ scores at Nike's ‘The Opening' camp over summer, and has been a key reason why his Falcons team is 4-0 in district thus far.

Despite all those accolades, Alex Carter says other schools have been respecting his Cardinal commitment.

"They've pretty much backed off, so it's just Stanford right now," Carter told The Bootleg earlier this week.

As expected, Carter has maintained regular contact with the Stanford coaches.

"I try and be in contact with them like once a week," Carter said. "I talk to coach Pep Hamilton and Coach Mason, and Coach Shaw has been Facebook messaging me, so we keep in contact."

Carter has also stayed in touch with his fellow Cardinal-committed recruits, and a few uncommitted ones.

"We have that group on Facebook and every week they post they did in their games, stay updated on their lives," Carter said.

"I'm still talking to a couple of guys out there who still have offers, so hopefully we can still get them to come to Stanford and at least check it out."

Carter has also kept tabs on his future team's season, with an eye towards a November official visit.

"I've watched some of the games, the ones that are on TV," Carter said. "They're doing pretty well right now, they're blowing teams out, so I look forward to when I go out November 12th for the game against Oregon. That should be fun."

In the meantime, the four-star safety hopes to hear good news from Stanford's admissions office.

"I sent in my application and I talked to Coach Anderson, and he said I should find out within the next two weeks whether I got accepted or not, so that should be coming soon," Carter said.

"I'm a little bit anxious of course, I don't know for certain, but I still feel confident that I have a pretty good chance of being accepted."

Carter's Briar Woods high school team has won four straight games, and he hopes to cap off his senior year with another state title.

"Everything's going pretty well," Carter said. "We lost our first game to our district rival, but we've won every game since by blowouts, so we're looking pretty good. Hopefully we can go to another state championship."

Carter is still playing receiver and defensive back for his high school team, and expects to have the same opportunity when he starts his college career at Stanford.

"I'm still being recruited mainly for defensive back, but there's still the possibility that I could play some offense as well," Carter said.

Aside from his November trip to Palo Alto, Carter said he doesn't have any visits scheduled.

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